Eat & Drink

With its crisp clean air, stunning scenery, and rolling green hills, the Yarra Valley is the perfect destination to take a break from the city. Only an hour from Melbourne, the region delivers a relaxed feel in beautiful natural surrounds – and plenty of delicious world class food and wine to keep you satisfied. Here’s a small selection of some of our favourites:

 


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Yarra Valley Dairy

Both a cheese factory and an artisan cheese shop, Yarra Valley Dairy is an essential stop for cheese loving visitors to the Yarra Valley. The cheeses produced here are made from both local goats and cows milk and reflect some of the traditional soft cheese styles of France and Italy. In addition to tastings of their fresh handmade cheeses and locally produced wines, Yarra Valley Dairy also stocks a range of the best regional produce for purchase.

Yarra Valley Dairy
70-80 Mcmeikans Road
Yering VIC 3770
https://yvd.com.au/


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Domaine Chandon

The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest wine region, dating back to 1838, and is internationally recognised for its premium wines. With more than three-dozen cellar doors offering cool climate wines, you could spend days exploring them all… so where to start? Perhaps with one of the biggest wineries in the Yarra Valley: Domaine Chandon. Owned by champagne producer Moët & Chandon, Domaine Chandon crafts top-shelf sparkling wine made in the time-honoured French traditional method. A visit to this fantastic winery provides the opportunity to taste these premium sparkling wines, as well as experience educational self-guided tours of the winemaking facilities.

Domain Chandon
727 Maroondah Hwy
Coldstream VIC 3770
https://www.chandon.com.au/

Seville Estate

Seville Estate is the 2019 Halliday Wine Companion Winery of the Year and is one of the finest wine producers in the Yarra Valley. Visit their cellar door to taste their award-winning wines or enjoy a meal in their onsite restaurant. With a regularly changing menu, based on locally sourced produce and inspired by the seasons, a visit to Seville Estate will delight time and time again.

Seville Estate also offers boutique style accommodation overlooking the vineyard and lake, with a backdrop of soaring views of the Upper Yarra Valley.

Seville Estate
65 Linwood Road
Seville VIC 3139
http://www.sevilleestate.com.au/


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Payne’s Rise

Payne’s Rise Wines in the Upper Yarra Valley is a charming boutique winery that specialises in small batch wines. Their cellar door is incorporated into the 1860s homestead and property of Seville’s first settler, Thomas Payne, and visitors to the winery are able to visit the original house and outbuildings. In addition to sampling their fine wines and experiencing the history of the property, visitors can also relax under ancient elms and oaks while enjoying the wonderful view alongside a cheese platter, coffee, or cake.

Payne’s Rise
10 Paynes Road
Seville 3139
https://www.paynesrise.com.au


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Killara Estate

Killara Estate is a remarkable place to enjoy food and wine in a warm and relaxing setting. It’s located on one of the most picturesque sites in the Upper Yarra Valley, with their cellar door and restaurant overlooking over 100 acres of wines that are framed perfectly by the Great Dividing Range and the Dandenongs.

Pay a visit to their cellar door to taste their elegant wines, all of which are grown, produced and sold on the property. Don’t miss out on a meal from their restaurant, which emphasises rustic Italian food. At Killara Estate, good wine, good food, and good company are all equally important, and with an outdoor fireplace, large seating area, and kid’s playground, the location is perfect for all to enjoy.

Killara Estate
Cnr Warburton Hwy & Sunnyside Road
Seville East VIC 3139
https://www.killaraestate.com.au/